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    Default The Steve Gleason Story

    http://www.twitvid.com/YN5J9

    Steve Gleason, 34, years old was diagnosed with Lou Gherig's Disease earlier this year. Most of you remember him from his blocked punt 5 years ago in the reopening of the Superdome following Katrina.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSsfA7W7Y8A

    5 years later, he struggled to walk onto the field for the pregame coin toss and to lead the fans in the "Who Dat" chant. Really sad to see how the disease has taken its toll on him and the hardest part is that after years of trying, his wife is currently 8 months pregnant with his first child.

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    God bless, Steve.

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/footb...als/50546350/1


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    Default Re: A little bit of perspective: Steve Gleason leads the pregame "who dat" chant

    Quote Originally Posted by raginsaints View Post
    http://www.twitvid.com/YN5J9

    Steve Gleason, 34, years old was diagnosed with Lou Gherig's Disease earlier this year. Most of you remember him from his blocked punt 5 years ago in the reopening of the Superdome following Katrina.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSsfA7W7Y8A

    5 years later, he struggled to walk onto the field for the pregame coin toss and to lead the fans in the "Who Dat" chant. Really sad to see how the disease has taken its toll on him and the hardest part is that after years of trying, his wife is currently 8 months pregnant with his first child.

    From:



    to this:



    God bless, Steve.

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/footb...als/50546350/1
    A tragic story.

    God bless, Steve.

    Z

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    Default Re: A little bit of perspective: Steve Gleason leads the pregame "who dat" chant

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeebart21 View Post
    A tragic story.

    God bless, Steve.

    Z
    Have a friend struggling through this right now. A horrible disease that leaves the mind perfectly intact and takes a painfully slow physical toll.

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    Default Re: A little bit of perspective: Steve Gleason leads the pregame "who dat" chant

    Does anyone know how you could contact Steve Gleason. I am a huge fan of his. I actually own a Steve Gleason jersery. I am very distraught at the news of his health. I would like to show support for him and his family and let him know that there are thousands of fans who are very grateful for what he has done for Saints fans. I truely believe player like him laid the foundation for the great season we had in 09. Steve if you ever read this Thanks and God bless you and your family


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    Default Re: A little bit of perspective: Steve Gleason leads the pregame "who dat" chant

    I wish I could help you with that. Maybe try contacting the Saints to see if they have any information.


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    Thanks,

    Steve Gleason is one of my all time favorite Saints. Steve brought fire and passion to the Saints and Saint's fans when we needed the most. I would only like to return the favor. I will try to contact the Saints Thanks again


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    Default Re: A little bit of perspective: Steve Gleason leads the pregame "who dat" chant

    We were at the game and the chant he led and ovation that he got before and afterward were amazing. I'll never forget that blocked punt.


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    Default Re: A little bit of perspective: Steve Gleason leads the pregame "who dat" chant

    That is awful news. And with his wife now expecting their first child ... I recently had a high school classmate lose her husband to ALS. He had just been diagnosed in April. I was shocked at how quickly he was gone. My prayers are with Steve and his family.


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    Default Re: A little bit of perspective: Steve Gleason leads the pregame "who dat" chant

    Here's his website: http://www.team-gleason.com/

    Also, Jeff Duncan of the Times-Pic wrote a tremendous piece on Steve for today's paper. It got a few mentions from some bigger national names on twitter today. Much more in depth than the AP article:

    http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf...lt_hero_s.html


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    Default Re: A little bit of perspective: Steve Gleason leads the pregame "who dat" chant

    So sorry to hear this. I always like the scrappy "underdog" players like Gleason who may not have been the most talented but always gave it everything they had in the game.


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    Default Re: A little bit of perspective: Steve Gleason leads the pregame "who dat" chant

    Quote Originally Posted by raginsaints View Post
    I was in the Dome yesterday. It was one of the most emotional professional sporting events I have ever
    seen. When things looked bleak, neither the team nor fans stopped working for victory. Yesterday was a day the Saints would not allow themselves to lose. Sean Payton and Drew Brees changed the "culture" for that organization. Don't think that just because we are 1 and 0 in conference it has completely changed
    for the Cajuns. That will happen when the coach no longer has to threaten to go into the parking lot and get the tailgaters into the stadium. Too many still did that in Game 1.

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    Default Video Link:Washington St.tribute to former Saint Steve Gleason

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    http://s.nola.com/o4Kr65k

    Washington State Video tribute to Steve Gleason

    Halfway thru the video it looks like a road game by the Cajuns @ Wash St. If it is them I think the final was like 77-3 or 7.

    Steve Gleason such a warrior, God Bless!!!


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    Default The Steve Gleason Story

    This aired before the Super Bowl earlier today. It was a great segment and thought I should share it here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...v=LSS10h0BKig#!


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    That is awesome! Steve Gleason is such an inspirational person! My heart goes out to him and his family. Thanks for sharing it, IBR!


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    Forever a saints legend


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    Default Re: The Steve Gleason Story

    Bump for those that didn't see it


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    Default Re: The Steve Gleason Story

    Quote Originally Posted by I_Bleed_RED View Post
    Bump for those that didn't see it
    My wife and I watched it. A very emotional segment. ALS hits very close to home in my family. My father-in-law passed away from the disease 36 years ago this month. I encourage everyone to support ALS research and support Steve in his fight. He's an inspiration to us all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeauCajun View Post
    My wife and I watched it. A very emotional segment. ALS hits very close to home in my family. My father-in-law passed away from the disease 36 years ago this month. I encourage everyone to support ALS research and support Steve in his fight. He's an inspiration to us all.
    That segment was the best part of the drawn out 5 hour pregame for the super bowl. I'm glad I was able to catch it.

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    Default Re: The Steve Gleason Story

    I wonder if Steve knows about OT. I think he'd want to meet him.


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